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Three common staging myths

Updated: May 27, 2021

Did you know that the majority of the houses I list are put on the market empty of furniture or staged with the belonging of the sellers? Though professional staging can really make a property sparkle, there is no reason that you can't take a DIY approach and stage it yourself.

Read on to find out three myths about staging with examples from a recent listing.

Our listing at 4110 Woodberry Street in University Park is a classic example of impeccable staging with the sellers' own possessions.

It's called staging for a reason. Look at the before and after of this theater. It's an astonishing transformation that we take for granted. Of course it looks dramatically different "before and after"'s a stage.

This is the mindset that you need to get into when you are thinking about selling your house. You need to think of your home as this empty stage that you are about to set.

To get yourself in the right mindset, though, you need to overcome several myths about staging.

Myth One - You have to de-personalize

This room has plenty of personality and clues to the life of the owners. They simply removed some of the extra clutter of everyday life.

Myth Two - The house has to look like a model home

Absolutely not. This kitchen and dining room supports the meals of a busy family. You wouldn't see a kitchen staged like this in a model home. However, this kitchen is friendly, clean and inviting. That is the heart of staging. You are telling a pleasant story to your target buyer.

Myth Three - You can't stage unconventional spaces

The basement of this house is unfinished but the sellers set up a living area to show off the space and to give buyers an impression of how the space could be used once finished.

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Dylan Weeks
Dylan Weeks
Jul 31, 2022

This was lovely to rread

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